Emil Forsberg says he doesn’t think RB Leipzig want players in their thirties, and he’s not sure he’ll stay in Germany that long, with old dreams of playing Italy, Spain or England.
Speaking to German website RB Live, Forsberg spoke about his recent push for an exit from Leipzig and his feeling that he might be getting too old for the club.
“Whether I stay here until I’m 30 (the end of his current contract in 2022), we’ll see,” Forsberg said in response to a question about his future. “I think the club does not want thirties here. But I’m like a fine red wine, getting better with age.
“I always said back then: Every player has dreams, maybe one day he wants to play in Italy, Spain or England. But I’ve been in Leipzig for four years now, I still feel very well, I have no problems here and just think about our goals.”
Last summer, Forsberg told Swedish media that he was “ready for the next big step” in his career, and dreamed of playing “for the biggest clubs in the world”. Though his public desire to leave appears to have cooled somewhat, he’s still very clearly not committing to seeing out and possibly extending his current contract.
There were also reports last year that Forsberg’s agent Hasan Cetinkaya had already held several meetings with Arsenal. The agent tried to push for a move with Leipzig, but he clearly didn’t get very far. Perhaps that could be different in the upcoming window.
With Aaron Ramsey leaving in the summer and Mesut Özil’s spot in the team still not entirely certain, a move for Forsberg could certainly be revived this summer. However, he’s clearly not the only target on Arsenal’s shortlist anymore.
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